Papalo / Pipicha - Key Growing Information
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-21 days. Germination is naturally low and variable.
SOWING: Direct seed: Sow 1/4- 3/8" deep, 15 seeds per foot in well-prepared seedbeds.
TRANSPLANT: Barely cover seed with soil and moisten. Provide bottom heat for the best germination. Transplant seedlings outside when they are 3-4" high, spacing seedlings 12" apart in rows that are 18" apart.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average garden soil.
PLANT HEIGHT: 36-60".
PLANT SPACING: 12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Pick individual leaves as needed. The tips of the plants can be cut off and will regrow.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Porophyllum ruderale, Porophyllum tagetoides